New licenses and retrain staff to tackle truck driver shortage

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Ongoing actions to tackle the truck driver shortage, a current problem that the whole world is suffering from. We talked about it in this article

In fact, an increase in the lack of drivers is expected in 2021, as a result of the economic recovery and the increase in road transport demand. In almost all countries the shortage of qualified professional truck drivers and of new hires in the sector are the main causes of the truck drivers shortage. Other causes are the difficult working conditions and the complexities of including women and young people, in particular the high cost of getting the driving license and the Driver Qualification Card. But, various measures and incentives in favour of the sector have been implemented to resolve the situation. Transport companies focus on training new employees, allocating important resources to hire new truck drivers and to provide the necessary skills according to the professional standards. On the other hand, the institutions and several Italian regions intervene to facilitate the introduction of new hires: the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region has provided contributions for the achievement of the Driver Qualification Card (CQC) for the year 2021, as part of professional retraining of the workers in the road transport sector. While, 14 Municipalities of the Neapolitan area have decided to finance driving school courses for the achievement of C and D licenses to citizen receivers a basic income residing in the municipalities of Nolano; this is a plan to promote inclusion and training in the trucking sector. At international level, the UK Government has announced changes to driving tests to streamline the testing process, to increase the number of drivers, and to tackle lorry driver shortage, especially to solve the current problem of distribution and availability of products in supermarkets in Great Britain.